European Union GOVT 334
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Allie Levy on Wednesday September 9, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to GOVT 334 at George Mason University taught by Desmond Dinan in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 28 views. For similar materials see Govt/Politics of Europe in Political Science at George Mason University.
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Date Created: 09/09/15
September 8 2015 European Union 1 European Union a b c d Treaty based organization Treaties changed over time Constitutional policy treaties Criteria for membership into the EU i Only for countries ii Citizens of the countries are also citizens of the EU iii Must be European iv Certain quali cations v Democracy and functioning free market needs to occur in the countries for them to stay in the EU Obligation to share national sovereignty 1 Countries cherish their national sovereignty vi Countries come together to form the EU because they can t accomplish something by themselves and they all have the same goals Invest sovereignty in institutions on the super national level g Integration i Migrants into society social ii Process in which European countries come together voluntarily to share sovereignty and join the EU quotevery closer unionquot in the preamble Why join i Borders are more open ii Economic 1 Single market 2 Free movement of goods people capital and trade service 3 Identity Europeaness 4 Security The EU is not a defense organization NATO IS a Ex Poland wants NATO defense from Russia 5 Socioeconomic well fare of European people and environment Founding members i Germany France Italy Belgium Luxemburg Netherlands ii Treaty of Rome 1957 created the EU Today i 28 members Croatia joined in 2013 Future i Changes UK negotiating new membership in or out Euroskepticism i Someone who is hostile to the EU opposed ii Britain now UKIP United Kingdom Independence Party 1 Independent of the European Union n Candidate countries i Albania and Serbia 0 Separatism in Europe i Countries might join that aren t countries yet 1 Ex Scotland Basque country Catalonia and Flanders ii Drivers language national identity economics and political parties
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